Have fun!Please,remember that all tournaments are held on an Eastern Time(US/Canada)schedule. Treat one another with kindness and respect. We are all FRIENDS here and that should be a given.DRAMA IN OUR LEAGUE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED! IF YOU ARE HERE TO CAUSE ANY KIND OF PROBLEM THEN PLEASE SEE YOURSELF OUT,OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE SHOWN OUT!!!
1: People should never discuss ....Religion.....Politics....Sex... while in open chat. If for some reason they wish to discuss one or all of these, then they should call the person they wish to talk with, into PC, where only thier views are seen by each other, not by all, who may get offended. Every person has the right to having thier own views on matters, what they do not have is the right to criticize, or make fun of, another persons views. Weather you are married or just living together and not married, you are black, white, asian, catholic, muslim.....or any other nationality or religion, are heterosexual or homosexual......that is YOUR business alone. No one has the right to ridicule you or condem you for it....especially in open chat for all to see.
2: Offensive or vulgar language should not be used, nor implied. If what you are about to say, you yourself would feel offended by if you heard it said by others....then dont say it. A point to remember; FRIENDS room is a family room, where everyone is welcome, including your children. Keep it clean and your league will flourish, fill it with smut.....and you will soon disappear.
3: Criticism; Do not be quick to criticize others for what you feel they have done wrong. No one is without fault! Comments which belittle another person are hurtful....if someone were to comment in that regard about you....would you like it??. If you feel someone is doing something in correct, notify your TD, let them be aware of your feelings, but DO NOT cause a commotion by making statements in open chat.
4: GOSSIP; - WHY DO WE GOSSIP? Gossip makes a person feel superior about whom they are gossiping. We gossip to draw people into our own hurt and anger. We want others to side with us, then they repeat the story to friends, who repeat the story to friends and on and on. Even if you gossip the truth, it does not justify passing on hurtful information about someone. Gossip also hurts the gossiper! When you speak ill of someone, you alienate yourself from them personally, as well as that persons friends. THINK before speaking about another person in a contraversial manner. Ask yourself, is it true? Is it inspiring? Is it necessary? IS IT KIND? If what you are about to say does not not pass these test, THEN IT IS GOSSIP and we should keep our mouths SHUT.
GREAT MINDS DISCUSS IDEAS......AVERAGE MINDS DISCUSS EVENTS......BUT....SMALL MINDS DISCUSS PEOPLE.
Please hold chat to a minimum during 10th frame. Make sure you report your score with a W(win), L(loss),T(tie)if unsure please post score with a ?. This helps the TD's greatly. Please me respectful and patient with your TD's. If it weren't for them we wouldn't have our tours.They deserve all the gratitude. They do this for free and out of the kindness of their hearts therefore, appreciation goes a long way.Make sure you enjoy yourself while in room but please don't get vulgar.If it would offend you then it probably would offend others. Most of all have loads of fun!!!! This league is like family and we want everyone to be happy. Good luck to you all and Happy bowling!!!!